Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1_million_words,
Lizet Elaine
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Word of the Day 2/16/14 Quiddity

Quiddity (noun)
quid·di·ty [kwid-i-tee]


noun
1. the quality that makes a thing what it is; the essential nature of a thing.
2. a trifling nicety of subtle distinction, as in argument.

Origin: 1530–40; < Medieval Latin quidditās, equivalent to Latin quid what + -itās -ity

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